Breitling Racing Team Return to Red Bull Air Race World Championships 2014

Posted on: 30th Nov -0001

The Breitling Racing team, with principle pilot Nigel Lamb, is ready to take on eleven of the best pilots from around the globe in the Red Bull Air Race World Championships. With the season opener set to take place in Abu Dhabi, UAE on February 28th and March 1st the scene will be set for the high-action aerial competition.


For the fastest motorsport series, the pilots need a combination of speed, precision and skill, to navigate their powerful, agile and lightweight-racing planes, through a low-level track made up of air-filled pylons 25 meters high.


Using the quickest lines through the air-gates and chicanes each team aims to be as fast as possible without incurring penalties by touching a Gate or pulling too much G (G-force). There is also a strict set of technical regulations that must be adhered to or risk being grounded or penalized.


Nigel Lamb comments:

“New technology and regulations pose big challenges for the race teams and the new Red Bull Air Race organisation, as any global project of this scale would.


It is great to be back flying on the track, and the positive approach from everybody, not just to make it happen, but to achieve the best racing series possible is outstanding. It’s going to be an interesting season, for the public but also for the teams… We have a new playing field, the Championship is wide open for the taking.”


The Red Bull Air Race World Championship will travel to eight stunning locations throughout the season, with increased safety measures and introducing a ‘Challengers Cup’ class to encourage a future generation into the high-speed, high-G, low level, three dimensional motorsport.


Besides being the Official Team Partner of Nigel Lamb, the independent Swiss watch brand Breitling will also be the official time keeping sponsor, and will have a strong presence in the Challenger Cup, by supporting Mikael Brageot, the young and talented French pilot.